RadioActive Europe: promoting engagement, informal learning and employability of at risk and excluded people across Europe through internet radio and social media
With the support of the European Commission within the framework of LLP.
DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE ICT-BASED CONTENT, SERVICES, PEDAGOGIES AND PRACTICE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING (KEY ACTIVITY 3)
KA3 Multilateral projects
Start Date: 01 January 2013
Project Duration: 2 years
This project will develop and implement a pan-European Internet Radio platform, incorporating Web 2.0 functionality, linked to innovative community based pedagogies to address themes of employability, inclusion and active citizenship in an original and exciting way. The Internet Radio will provide an innovative way to engage, retain and develop those who are excluded or at risk of exclusion, and its low-cost, extensibility and sustainability, compared with fm radio for example, is a key dimension in ensuring the success of this project.
Through actively developing, implementing and running the RadioActive station and its national channels, the target groups – of older schoolchildren, young people and other older people – will develop digital competencies and employability skills ‘in vivo’ that are relevant to the 21C workplace. These competencies and skills will be accredited to provide a platform to further education or employment related to the knowledge and creative and digital industries. To quote one of the UK Youth workers who will be involved in this project: ‘I can’t think of one young person who I work with who would not want to be involved’.